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Walks in Menorca, barrancs

Walk from Cala En Porter up the barranc, the purple route
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The walk is not difficult although the pathways can be uneven and rocky in places. It should be possible to take a rugged pushchair. But please note:
1, In one or two places you may have to lift the pushchair over rocks in the path.
2, The last half of the walk is uphill, not steep but may be hard going.
3, The 300 mtrs section on the main road back in to Calan Porter does not have a pathway at the road side, so care should be taken if you have young children.

Starting in the resort center head down the beach road, at the bottom [450 mtrs] cut right across the car park and right again over a broken wall. The path is clear and follows the barranc northwards. The first section of the walk follows the side of the barranc along a well defined path passing fruit orchards [700 mtrs] to a small farm house [Casita]

The way gets easier after the farmhouse, follow the dirt road for a further 250 mtrs passing a second casita* and past a junction. Keep right along the road which is now tarmaced. The road then rises up and out of the barranc passing another junction [600 mtrs] and eventually joins the main Mahon <-> Calan Porter road [1100 mtrs] Turn right and along the road back into Cala'n Porter [1350 mtrs]

In total the walk is 2.75 miles/4.4 km's and should take you around 1.5 hours with the occasional stop for photography and a drink.

I have an update you can extend the walk by a further 1.2 miles/2.0 Km's along the Cami de Cavals track way, white route on the above map.

Starting just past the second casita* take a left at the side of the gates. Follow the path for approximately 50 metres and as you reach the end take a right through the bushes. From here head directly uphill, over two walls and onwards further uphill. The route is marked with blue paint on stones but is easy to follow. This path takes you round the cliff side and then back down into the barranc.

Once back down the path is again marked with wooden posts and follows the side of orange groves. When you come out on to the road turn left following the road up and over un till you get back onto the original route. There are great views over the barranc so don't forget your camera.

What to take:

Good walking shoes, sun hat, sun cream, a large bottle of water.

Download the route in Google Earth Route file .kmz

The green Menorcan countryside.
The views can be great down in the barranc.
Looking up the barranc from Cala'n Porter.
Fruit farming in the barranc.
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